Regional Pest Management's 100% Green Mosquito Control
Let our family protect your family! There are several ways to get rid of mosquitos around your home, but at Regional we've chosen a 100% all-natural solution.
We are typically all for killing bugs, but as a company, we have decided to go with an all-natural solution so we can protect bees. Bees are a very important part of our eco system and should only be killed or removed when they pose a threat to us. Although some pesticides labeled for mosquitos claim they are "all natural," they can still kill bees.
Our solution is garlic based, so it is safe for your family, pets, and bees! Since mosquitoes are soft-bodied insects, the garlic juice can be very toxic to them in increased concentrations. The odor of garlic chases them away for as long as they can detect the odor. The odor of sprayed garlic juice becomes undetectable to humans within minutes, but mosquitoes can detect odor as much as 10,000 times better than a human. So even though you can't smell the garlic, they can and they will stay away from the sprayed area!
Depending on the environment around your home, we can also use larvicides. Larvicides are products used to help control mosquitos outside of your home. They work by killing young mosquitos before they can grow into biting adults. They do not harm people, pets, or the environment when professionally used.
Zika! 5 things you need to know!
- Zika primarily spreads through infected mosquitos! The main type of mosquitos that are capable of carrying the Zika virus are the Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti. Although no locally transmitted cases have been reported in our area, the Aedes mosquitos are native to the Maryland, DC and Virginia area. (Click here to see a map of where you can find Aedes mosquitos)
- People infected with Zika can spread the virus through mosquito bites! During the first week of infection, Zika is found in the infected person's blood and can be transmitted to a mosquito through a mosquito bite. The infected mosquito can then spread the virus to other people.
- Zika is linked to birth defects! Getting infected by Zika while pregnant can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly that is a sign of incomplete brain development.
- The best way to prevent Zika is to prevent mosquito bites! Use EPA registered insect repellant, wear long sleeves and pants, stay in air conditioned places where doors and windows are closed, and remove standing water around your home!
- Be aware of the travel warnings! There is currently not a vaccine to prevent you from getting Zika! Pregnant women or women trying to get pregnant should avoid traveling to Zika-infected areas. (Click here to see what areas have Zika infected mosquitos)
Contact us today to get our expertise on getting rid of your mosquitos!